I have resolved,

to take everything easy, speak my head and not heart whenever required, make phone calls to my friends often enough to induce earnest irritation on the receiving end, keep the house as if we are having guests the next moment, get less embarrassed thinking about the possibility of getting embarrassed, and eat more soup than anything else in this brand New Year about to begin tomorrow.

We wish you all an exciting year ahead; live your life with zest, happy 2011 everyone !

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Coconut crusted crab cakes


Cooked crab meat – 1 cup
Egg – 2
Boiled and mashed potatoes- ½ cup
Bread crumbs – 1 tbsp
Jalapeño skin chopped– 1 tbsp
Black pepper coarsely crushed -1/2 tsp
Green onion minced – 2 tbsp
Ginger minced – 1 tbsp
Garlic minced – ½ tsp
Fennel seeds crushed -1/8th tsp
Dried coconut flakes – 1 cup
Salt – to taste
Oil – for frying

Mix crab meat with 1 egg and rest of the ingredients except coconut flakes and oil. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Beat one egg. Spread the coconut flakes on a plate. Form small patties with the crab meat mixture, dip it in beaten egg, and roll in dried coconut, arrange on a plate. Heat oil in a frying pan and shallow fry the patties on both sides turning after each side is done. Drain excess oil on paper towels. Serve hot with chutney mayo or a dollop of sour cream. Makes about 20 small crab cakes.


Ria Mathew said...

Wishing you, T and little Sarah a Happy New Year!

I am repeating myself, but I love to tell you, always, that your pictures are beautiful! :) Coconut crusted crab cakes sound so exotic, so Hawaii for me :D

I have made 2 resolutions for the coming year, entakum ennu kandariyam :)

Foodie Ann said...

Wish you the very best new year to you and your family....:)

Keep posting your beautiful articles I will keep reading...

Swathi said...

Wishing you and your family a happy and prosperous new year. This coconut crab cakes looks awesome.

Sig said...

Those are some great resolutions Archana, I am going to steal some, especially the speaking the head and not heart one :). Happy new year to you and yours!

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious addition of coconut
happy new year

Anonymous said...


Archana,keep blogging, i have been a big fan ever since you started, missed you when you stopped blogging. Good to see your nicely taken photos, and posts laced with good hearted humour,
Love from Cochin,
Nisha Paul

Peggy said...

Those might be the most delicious looking crab cakes ever! Happy new year to you!

Marilyn said...

Great resolutions! I just added one more resolution to my list - make Coconut Crusted Crab Cakes SOON!! They look fabulous - thanks for the recipe.

Gattina Cheung said...

archana, wish your dreams come true!!!
keeping a house clean and nice isn't easy, and I think since you live in the states the houses are even bigger! For me I can just barely finish vacumming/mopping the floor but that's already in the evening. so I am happy to be your guest :):)

archana said...

Hope you had a blast yesterday, wish you the best of everything ahead, and good luck with the resolutions too. Thank you for your kind words, you are as always sweet!

Thank you, hope you had a nice start for an exciting year ahead ! Keep doing the excellent work you are doing too Ann, good luck with everything.

Thank you much,hope you enjoyed a fine start for the New Year, tons of fun ahead ! Glad that you liked the cakes.

I am trying my best to keep it atleast through the first month ! Wish you the best of everything in 2011,thank you so much for your good wishes.

Wish you everyhitng the best in the New Year,thank you much for the wishes

Thank you for your lovely words,folks like you really keep me inspired. Wish you a very happy 2011, and please keep coming back. Hope all is well at Cochin today.

Thank you, wish you a very happy 2011, hope you had a nice start.

Good luck with all your resolutions,the new addition could be very easy to keep up with.Wish you a very exciting year ahead, thank you for your greetings.

Thanks for stopping by my friend,wish you a very happy New Year, have fun and shine !!!! I suck big time at doing house keeping jobs, so there is lot of room for improvement there. Let's see how it is going this year. Be my guest, anytime !!!

Priya Suresh said...

WIshing u a happy and prosperous new year..thats a droolworthy so tempting and marvellous crab cakes..

Swapna said...

Wish you a Very Happy and Prosperous 2011 Archana!
Crab cake looks so delicious and beautiful picture as always!

grace said...

crab cakes are so often unappetizing to me, but i LOVE your coconut crust. happy new year indeed!

lan said...

Happy New Year to you and yours too. Glad to see you more active here. Crab cakes are a home favorite. Have I told you that your fruitcake is a constant fixture for Christmas in our home now? Great picture as always.

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

Couldn't find a mail id to write to you, so am leaving a comment here.
Congratulations! You just won one of the books in my blog giveaway. Could you please mail me your address so I can send it to you?

Unknown said...

Came here through Ria's blog. Lovely pictures!

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Hullo Archana, i jus found ur lovely blog and am already in love with it:-)
may i tell u , u have the most wonderful pics , loving them!
And am taking a walk around to check all the wonderful posts here!
I dont have too many resolutions too , jus believe that this will be my best year yet and my best days are yet to come , and i think like this evry year and it worls jus that way:-)
Ok enuf of rambling , lookn forward!
happy day!

archana said...

Thank you much
Thanks a lot,i hope this year is going good for you too.
Thank you
Thanks dear,i will remember this, thank you agian
Thanks for coming in, welcome to this blog,come back soon and again.

Sugar Plum
I am soooo glad that i found you, just went to your blog and felt happy. Thank you for your lovely words and welcome to this blog.


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